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  1. @dood don’t fret! Not a problem. I’d forgotten about the statue in the temple of time, and had been praying to the statue outside of the village where the tech lab is that begins with an H but all that did was tell me I could sell my hearts/stamina to it and buy back...rather than just swap orbs for hearts. Hence my confusion. Have since found other statues to pray to. anyhow am now 6 hearts having done a few more shrines and explored further a field. Currently saved on Ruta to do whatever that ‘dungeon’ requires of me. Loved the whole sequence of travelling to Zora’s domain (though the journey itself was easily the hardest thing I’d attempted so far), dodging ‘Lionel’ on top of the mountain and the 1st phase of my first divine beast.
  2. Gosh! How do you even go about doing that? Beautiful did the spring of wisdom last night, top of lanayru mount, still only got 4 hearts but cooked me up some cold and health food and just kept plugging away. Feel a little like I’m making it hard for myself (haven’t figured out where I can get more heart containers yet) but learning loads about the mechanics of the game. Gaming for 35 years or so...haven’t had the ‘must get home from work and get the kids to bed so I can play’ feeling in sooooo long. It’s a glorious game.
  3. Thanks. I scoured the area last night and found nothing. Will look again. However, unless the game throws in ‘similar but not quite the same as the memory’ areas (which would be the first bum note I could speak of) I’m convinced I’m in the right place.
  4. Stumbled across one of the memories last night...but there didn’t appear to be anything to trigger. Do I have to do something or should there just be something obvious to interact with in the area.
  5. Eventide done! Took me 3 evenings of repeated attempts, but such a glorious exercise in banging my head against the switch controller in frustration. Great great game play. Discovered so much about how to play the game...completed with only 4 hearts and bog standard stamina
  6. Also a relative noob to BotW and Switch but just paraglided to Eventide....ooh that felt good (spotting the island in the fog out to sea, thinking I can get there ... from up there, getting up there in the first place, doing the moderate test of strength shrine that was up there before taking the leap and then gliding serenely to plop down on the beach just as my stamina exhausted) and loving the challenge of having all my gear removed from me.
  7. Grenade pinged off a nearby wall to blow up behind them followed by laying into them as they stumble forward and their shield drops?
  8. Has anyone played Friday 13th extensively. A buddy and I just dipped our toes in for a bash later this evening...likely to be a 2 hour refund?
  9. Because the new order is an older game, the new colossus is today’s release
  10. Regulars for me are: WTF with Marc Maron The Joe Rogan Experience The Adam Buxton podcast Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre podcast Distraction Pieces
  11. Graham

    Villains - QOTSA

    @elmo ahem, wrong cover #cough
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    Villains - QOTSA

    The great thing is that I can still find joy in the albums at the end of m scale, Lullabies and Era. They're just not as strong as I wanted them to be.
  13. Graham

    Villains - QOTSA

    I've never really given his place amongst my own view of the greats any consideration...I'm not sure I will until the day comes he passes (if I outlive him), he certainly plays a mean guitar BUT I know that without his input my journey would have been very different. From Kyuss, Desert Sessions, EoDM, TCV, Queens and the many one offs, collaborations and guest appearances on guitar, vocally and in the production suite he has been an ever present in my own collection. My world would be a poorer place without him. So I've had the album on repeat for long enough now to draw conclusions - it's not the strongest release, it's definitely not their weakest release, despite sounding a little out there and broken initially it's catchy as hell. The songs that I first thought were weakest, have really grown on me to be favourites over the radio friendly two they introduced us to the album with (which are strong songs in their own right) - Domesticated Animals and Villains of Circumstance stand out particularly. The rest of the weekend on repeat then (my wife will be so bored of it by the start of next week, she already groans whenever I make any mention to QotSA / Homme). I realise it's subjective but I'm going there (in order of preference): - Self Titled (the sleazy riffs and crunchy guitars aligned with my stoner attitude at the time to cement it as one of my own musical journey highlights) - Songs for the Deaf / Rated R (can't call these two) - Villains - Like Clockwork - Lullabies to Paralyze - Era Vulgaris And I'll leave you with one of his more simplistic collaborations with Peaches - the crunch is aural delight, the riff so clean. Adore it.
  14. Graham

    Villains - QOTSA

    Truth. Anything Homme gets the big thumbs up for me. After hearing Domesticated Animals for the first time yesterday on the R6 session and thinking it weird and stilted it's really grown on me.
  15. Graham

    Villains - QOTSA

    Everything is electronic for me now. Has been that way for a few years. With only a few exceptions (for the car) albums are by online service subscription. A lifetime of Cd and vinyl in the loft...just in case. Not sure what apocalyptic just in case scenario I'm really waiting for though. I can't let go but I don't want them cluttering the house anymore.
  16. Graham

    Villains - QOTSA

    'Chemsex vikings' says the Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/aug/24/queens-of-the-stone-age-villains-review-josh-hommes-chemsex-vikings-beef-up-their-myth?CMP=twt_gu
  17. Graham

    Villains - QOTSA

    I'm 43, the wife and the kids are in bed and Im getting a hard on for a new QotSA release....sat in the car listening to the cd. I mean, who still has CD players in their house in 2017? Joyous! The car is rocking as I groove by myself.
  18. Graham

    Clash Royale

    Can I get an invite to rllmuk please. I've been a member at UGVM for ages now but there's too few players actually playing grumbles in game
  19. Some incredible visuals, funny script but really struggled to care for the plot, and by extension, the characters involvement this time around. Opening sequence was the only bit I thoroughly enjoyed. Disappointed really.
  20. Bugger. Ok a second night of TWD this evening then
  21. What? So the episode didn't end with
  22. Went to see Free Fire on Wheatleys current indie cinema q&a tour. Really enjoyable but entirely throwaway. I'd only seen Kill List prior to Free Fire. Chalk and cheese doesn't do the difference justice. Very interesting hearing him chat about making films afterwards though.
  23. Not looking v hopeful for hitting goal. £313 achieved of a very slim £6000 target with 8 days to go. Needs an extremely benevolent donation or two to come about quickly. What will your buddy do if funding doesn't come?
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